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Apartment in Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation Renovated to Original Design by Philipp Mohr

18 June, 2018 - 16:00
© Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg

Architect Philipp Mohr has led the renovation of an apartment at Le Corbusier’s iconic Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, carried out to the architect’s original design. Over the course of two years, Mohr’s team engaged with archival research, antique shopping, and the surveying of the Unite d’Habitation Marseille in France.

Mohr purchased the apartment in 2016 and embarked on a journey of demolition, measurement, and extensive renovation including lowering ceilings and moving walls in order to recreate the interior likely envisioned by Le Corbusier.

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Confluence Park / Lake|Flato Architects

18 June, 2018 - 15:00
© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn
  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects, Matsys Design
  • Location: 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States
  • Design Team: Bob Harris, Tenna Florian, Sunnie Díaz, Jordan Tsai
  • Pavillion Design: Andrew Kudless (Matsys)
  • Landscape Architecture: Rialto Studio, Inc.
  • Area: 900.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Casey Dunn

Christo unveils floating Serpentine sculpture made from 7,506 barrels

18 June, 2018 - 14:26


Christo has completed The London Mastaba, a 20-metre-high sculpture floating on London's Serpentine Lake, which represents his and late wife Jeanne-Claude's determination to make art free.  Read more

Studio Octopi . Wallinger

18 June, 2018 - 14:16
Studio Octopi . Wallinger
Writ in Water . Runnymede Studio Octopi . Mark Wallinger. photos: Andrew Butler © National Trust Writ in Water, is a major architectural artwork by Mark Wallinger, in collaboration with Studio Octopi, for the National Trust at Runnymede, Surrey. The artwork celebrates the enduring legacy and ongoing significance of Magna Carta. Over 800 years ago, … Continue reading Studio Octopi . Wallinger

UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam

18 June, 2018 - 14:00
Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes

UNStudio has released images of its design for IJbaan, a green, future-proof cable car linking West and North Amsterdam. The result of a crowdfunding campaign started by founders Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels in 2015, the project is to be implemented by 2025, marking the city's 750th anniversary. The “all electric” transport scheme forms part of Amsterdam’s ambition to be a European center for urban innovation, integrating forward-thinking technology with existing public transport modalities.

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Rebuild of "irreparable" Glasgow School of Art estimated at over £100 million

18 June, 2018 - 13:53

Glasgow School of Art has been destroyed beyond repair, say experts, with the costs of rebuilding estimated at more than £100 million. Read more

Espel Pavilion / Herzog & de Meuron

18 June, 2018 - 13:00
© Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér

Text description provided by the architects. Constructed in only three months, the Espel Pavilion opened to the public at the end of 2017.

© Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér

The timber building accommodates a small restaurant, which leads directly onto the ski and sled slope.

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López Rivera

18 June, 2018 - 12:50
López Rivera
Inferniño Apartamentos Turísticos . Santiago de Compostela Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos. photos: © José Hevia These six tourist apartments are the outcome of the careful renovation of a house dating from 1666 in a street that was formerly called Inferniño de Arriba (today Avenida de Raxoi) near the Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de … Continue reading López Rivera

Le Corbusier's interior realised by Philipp Mohr at Unité d'Habitation in Berlin

18 June, 2018 - 11:00

The interior of an apartment in Berlin's Unité d'Habitation has been refurbished by German-American architect Philipp Mohr to Le Corbusier's original plans. Read more

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Residence 1446 / Miró Rivera Architects

18 June, 2018 - 11:00
© Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Location: Austin, United States
  • Design Team: Carina Coel, Bud Franck, Clayton Fry, Leland Ulmer
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Edward Richardson
  • Area: 7075.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Is Uganda’s ‘critical shortage’ of architects costing lives?

18 June, 2018 - 10:35

There are just 178 registered architects in this rapidly urbanising country, where buildings frequently collapse. But more professionals may not be the solution.



Hidden Lighting: 5 Ways to Delicately Light a Building

18 June, 2018 - 10:00

Carefully designed or relegated to its mere functionality, lighting can be a determining factor in the quality of a space, influencing the way it is perceived and inhabited by the user.

Although it has been considered an object independent of most architectural elements, lighting often interpenetrates walls, ceilings, and floors, disappearing almost entirely to make its radiance appear only when the user needs it. How do you subtly illuminate a structure, while simultaneously creating an impressive atmosphere?

Built-In Lighting

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Auer Weber Among Three Finalists in Munich's Gasteig Redesign Competition

18 June, 2018 - 10:00
Courtesy of Auer Weber Courtesy of Auer Weber

After conducting a concert at Munich’s Gasteig concert hall, Leonard Bernstein offered a scathing edict for the building: “burn it down.”

The Gasteig’s behemoth structure of brick and mirrored glass never met Bernstein’s decree. Instead, it has stood for decades, garnering vitriol from those who resent its postmodern aesthetic. In a design competition hosted by the Gasteig, seventeen architecture firms have attempted to change the concert hall and cultural center’s public perception with varied renovation schemes.

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"The fashion system is very much in transition" says State of Fashion curator José Teunissen

18 June, 2018 - 09:00

"The fashion system is very much in transition" says José Teunissen

There are 50 examples of sustainable fashion on show in the Netherlands for the inaugural State of Fashion exhibition, including textiles created from salvaged plastic bags and shoes made of fish skins. In a Dezeen exclusive, curator José Teunissen reveals her highlights. Read more

How Can We Fix the Architecture Crit? First, Ask for Evidence

18 June, 2018 - 09:00
© Andrea Vasquez © Andrea Vasquez

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "To Fix Architecture, Fix the Design Crit."

In architecture, the act of formally critiquing design is ubiquitous. The crit, as its called, is almost a rite of passage. And while the format of this practice is universal, its objective, goals and ultimate purpose are unfixed, beyond a broad and often vague imperative to make a given design better. This is a problem, because it leaves a foundation of the profession to take the form of whatever discussion happens to arise between a designer and a critic. If the expectation of empirical evidence for design decisions were introduced as the basis of a design crit, the cumulative effects of this change could improve the credibility of the entire discipline.

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Systems to Incorporate Natural Lighting in Your Projects

18 June, 2018 - 08:00

There is nothing more rational than taking advantage of natural lighting as a guarantee to improve the spatial quality of buildings, as well as saving energy. The awareness of the finitude of natural resources and the demands for reducing energy consumption has increasingly diminished the prominence of artificial lighting systems, forcing architects to seek more efficient design solutions. With this goal in mind, different operations have been adopted to capture natural light.

These systems can also guarantee excellent spatial properties if projected correctly. Below we have gathered five essential systems for zenithal lighting.


© Matheus Pereira © Matheus Pereira

Established as horizontal openings strategically positioned on the roofs of buildings, skylights allow the direct entrance of natural light into the internal region of the construction. It commonly receives an application of translucent glass on its upper side, allowing a higher percentage of light into the space. They should be used with care, since they tend to favor the gain of thermal loads in the building, increasing the internal temperature. Therefore, they must be strategically positioned and projected regarding dimensions and sealing materials.

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